Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta
- Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:18:53 +0100
- From: Andreas Tille <andreas@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta
On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:06:17PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > This is just a symptom of a Debian design flaw that dates back to
> > > before we started using VCSen for packaging. We include information in
> > > the source package that can change independently of the source package
> > > (such as Vcs-*, Homepage, debian/watch, Maintainer/Uploaders etc).
> > > These should be stored externally to source packages and merged into
> > > the Packages/Sources files by the archive software.
> > Or more precisely it was a design flaw from the beginning which was
> > intended to be cured with the workaround of annonscm and now it seems
> > even this will be broken for no good reasons.
> if you think so, you have now idea.
> Please propose a solution for reusing the name without breaking renamed and
> not yet migrated repos.
Breaking not yet migrated repos *temporarily* instead in forcing several
thousands of packages to be uploaded is IMHO a solution as obvious that
it needs no extra mentioning. But all discussion I've read was that it
is not planed. So why not waiting until the majority is switched and
than redirect anonscm?
> Of course you are now one year to late.
In how far is the suggestion above to late?